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SEMA Show Las Vegas – October 30-November 2, 2018

Legacy™ Manufacturing Company will attend the SEMA Show October 30-November 2, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla®, will gather with over 70,000+ domestic and international buyers to learn about the future of the automotive industry. Legacy will showcase their Flexzilla brand including their new Air Compressors with Quiet Technology, in addition to air hoses, air tools, blow guns and modular accessories, work & garden gloves, and more. Visit us at booth #15223!

NEW PRODUCTS!

Flexzilla™ Pro Air Compressors with Silencer™:
Let’s face it, standard air compressors are LOUD. All this NOISE interferes with workplace communication, lowers productivity on the job, and increases risk of hearing loss. Fortunately, Flexzilla™ brings quiet back to the workplace. Learn more about Flexzilla Pro Air Compressors.

AAPEX Show Las Vegas – October 30-November 1, 2018

Legacy™ Manufacturing Company will attend the AAPEX Show October 30-November 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla®, will gather with over 44,000+ targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals to learn about the future of the automotive industry. Legacy will showcase their brands: Flexzilla air hoses, air tools, air compressors, water hoses, power cords, grease guns and hoses, blow guns and modular accessories, and work & garden gloves; SmartFlex™ air, garden, and RV/Marine hoses; Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and accessories; and ColorConnex® couplers and plugs. Visit us at booth #838!

NEW PRODUCTS!

Flexzilla™ Pro Air Compressors with Silencer™:
Let’s face it, standard air compressors are LOUD. All this NOISE interferes with workplace communication, lowers productivity on the job, and increases risk of hearing loss. Fortunately, Flexzilla™ brings quiet back to the workplace. Learn more about Flexzilla Pro Air Compressors.

Flexzilla™ Bendable Blow Gun Extension, 16 in. #AG1016FZ-N:
The exclusive modular accessories system (sold separately) allows the Flexzilla™ blow guns to be customized for extension length and tips needed for any job. Bendable extension that holds position. Flexible hybrid polymer cover. O-ring seal on threads.

Lock-n-Load™ Lever Action Grease Gun. #L1045L:
Lock-n-Load™ technology is Legacy’s first-in-the-industry system for fast grease reloading. The Lock-n-Load threadless, quick connect barrel lets you reload grease in half the time compared to other grease guns. Just slide the Lock-n-Load switch to disengage or reconnect the barrel. Never worry about crossing threads on your barrel again, and get fast priming every time.

Flexzilla® Pro Pistol Grip Water Hose Nozzle #NFZG02-N:
Add more power to your spraying jobs. Attaching the hose inline with the spray nozzle gives Flexzilla® Pro Water Nozzles up to 30% more water flow, pressure and power. These heavy-duty nozzles are built to last in the toughest work environments.

 

 

Still going after TEN SUMMERS! [5 Stars]

“I have a 50 foot green flexzilla hose that I purchased TEN YEARS AGO!!! – that’s right 10 yrs ago. I left it outside in the tampa area sun and heat and humidity and abused it every way possible. Through mild frosts and months of blazing sunlight this hose is still doing everything a hose is supposed to. Sure, it’s discolored from laying in the grass during high humidity summers but who cares? I bought at least five other hoses in that time- Goodyear commercial ones that are so stiff and heavy that they are almost unuseable unless they are laid in a fixed location and never moved. This bright green hose is not so bright green any longer but it is as light and flexible as the first day I bought it. They untangle easily, unlike all of those other hoses in these ten years. The Aluminium connectors still work fine, no rust or leakage- can’t say that about all those stamped steel hose ends on those price point hoses I wish I’d never purchased. I bought an air hose reel with this same green hose and I am pleased with it as well. I am the worlds worst typist, I hate writing product reviews but this hose deserves all the accolades in the world.”

-Amazon Reviewer
Flexzilla Garden Hose

The Best Garden Hose – Wirecutter

If you’re looking for the easiest and cheapest way to keep your garden lush, your car clean, and your sprinkler a-sprinkling—or you just need an elongated water source to let your kids play with on a hot summer day—then the lightweight Flexzilla Garden Hose is your best bet. It’s safe, durable, and far more flexible than any other hose we tested.

Read the full garden hose review at thewirecutter.com.

Legacy Manufacturing Expanding to Support Growth

Marion, IA – Legacy® Manufacturing Company, the maker of Flexzilla® extreme performance water and air hoses, will be expanding its recently completed facility as a result of continued growth and success in reshoring some manufacturing back to the US.

In 2016, Legacy completed it’s 133,000 square foot facility located at 6509 Partners Avenue in Marion, Iowa. The new warehouse expansion will add 200,000 square feet to Legacy’s existing facility with a capital investment of $11 million.

This expansion adds support for Legacy’s reshoring efforts of its many proprietary products including the Flexzilla® brand of air hose. Other Flexzilla® branded products like the new Flexzilla water hoses with patent pending SwivelGrip™ technology have attained great market acceptance in the vast lawn and garden and outdoor power categories, leading to robust growth for the company.

R. Mark Weems, president of Legacy, says “Legacy is committed to the continued development of superior products designed and produced in Eastern Iowa. Our products must exceed the expectations of our customers because when you lead the industry with great quality products like Flexzilla®, customers learn to trust your brand and become very loyal.”

“This expansion is not just good for Marion, it’s good for Iowa,” says Nick Glew, President of Marion Economic Development Corporation. “Reshoring manufacturing processes and jobs is a complex endeavor. We are pleased to see this project that benefits multiple Iowa communities and supports Legacy’s aggressive growth strategy that will continue to build the Flexzilla® products into a dominant nationwide brand.”

Construction will begin immediately. The expansion is expected to create 13 new jobs over the next three years. Legacy currently has 58 employees in Marion. The Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) partnered with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance in preparing an application to the State of Iowa’s High Quality Jobs Program. The City of Marion coupled with the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved incentives last week totaling $1,100,000. This important Local and State support was vital to making this expansion possible.

Legacy, an international company, is a division of Weems Industries. Legacy has been serving various markets since 1986, offering a wide-range of professional grade service and maintenance equipment for automotive, industrial, contractor, agricultural and marine markets throughout North America.

AAPEX Show Las Vegas – October 31-November 2, 2017

Legacy™ Manufacturing Company will attend the AAPEX Show October 31-November 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. Legacy, the maker of Flexzilla®, will gather with over 44,000+ targeted buyers and more than 130,000 professionals to learn about the future of the automotive industry. Legacy will showcase their brands: Flexzilla air hoses and air tools, water hoses, power cords, grease guns and hoses, blow guns and modular accessories, and work & garden gloves; SmartFlex™ air, garden, and RV/Marine hoses; Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and accessories; and ColorConnex® couplers and plugs. Visit us at booth #1671!

 

NEW PRODUCTS!

Flexzilla® Pro Reciprocating Air Saw Kit:

The Flexzilla® Pro Reciprocating Air Saw Kit is perfecting for working in tight spaces to get the job done. The lightweight, compact design and low vibration reduces operator fatigue during extended use. plus, its high-speed, strokes per minute, allows you to cut through the toughest materials with ease and comfort.

 

Flexzilla® Pro Reactionless Mini Air Ratchet Kit:

Get in tight spots and get the job done with Flexzilla® Pro Reactionless Mini Air Ratchet Kit. No more busted knuckles or pinched fingers. The reactionless clutch prevents kickback when you bottom out. The compact and lightweight design is perfect for small workspaces like under dashboards.

 

Flexzilla® Blow Guns and Modular Accessories System:

Introducing, the Flexzilla™ Blow Guns with modular accessories. Flexzilla features an ergonomically superior gun body for maximum comfort and control which reduces operator fatigue. Unique to the Flexzilla blow guns and modular accessories system allows you to customize the gun extension length and tips for every application. Flexzilla Safety Nozzles meet or exceed OSHA standards for pressure relief. And the Quiet-Flo Safety Nozzle goes one step further to also meet noise standards.

 

Flexzilla™ 20V Cordless Grease Gun Kit:

There is a new creature dominating automotive shops, farms, and worksites across the country. Introducing the Flexzilla™ 20V Cordless Grease Gun Kit. It proves what can be accomplished when you combine over 30 years of grease gun experience from Legacy Manufacturing with the extreme performance of Flexzilla.

Flexzilla Garden Hose Review HFZG550YW – The Best Model

Flexzilla Garden Hose Review – Worth the Money?

HFZG575YW_nonretailThe Flexzilla garden hose is a top of the range, premium hose made by Legacy manufacturing. With a distinctive lime green coloring and made from a lightweight polymer the Flexzilla has many different features that keep it ahead of the competition.

For starters the lightweight polymer it is made of allows it to remain flexible whatever the weather conditions when you’re using it.

Obviously it is extremely lightweight as the term lightweight polymer informs us, but it also means it will not kink under high pressure.

It can withstand up to 150 psi, due to this the Flexzilla won’t kink and will remain at peak flexibility the entire time you use it. It also lies perfectly flat whether it is being used or not, and has no memory so stays still no matter what device you plug it into.

With all of the features their website provides out of the way I can start to tell you my experience of the Flexzilla. It really is like their site says, extremely lightweight. I hardly knew I had it in my hands when I first connected it to my outdoor tap.

I have rather a lot of trees in my garden so I was looking forward to testing out the flexibility that they advertised and it really did deliver in spades.

I had absolutely no problems maneuvering around the mini forest at the foot of my garden and there really were no kinks as I watered my begonias.

The lack of kinks was even more apparent as I turned the tap to full and the pressure increased. The was no movement of the hose at high pressures as I moved around my garden, which I was really surprised about considering just how lightweight it actually is.

The hose that I purchased was the 75 foot version. While it is not cheap, it is certainly good value for money, as I have had this hose far longer than I had my last hose and it is showing no sign of wearing out any time soon. Apart from the steep price, the only real negative I can see with this hose is that it is difficult to coil away.

Even though one of the features they have advertised is that it coils easily, I really did struggle. The lack of memory in the hose itself seems to work against it when trying to coil it as it just won’t stay in position long enough to get it all put away correctly.

My positives are that it is good value for the cost, it is extremely flexible, it really doesn’t kink at any pressure, there are no leaks either at source or on the hose itself and it is extremely light when carrying it around the garden. The only negatives I can see with this hose are that it is quite expensive even though it is good value for money and it is very hard to coil away correctly.

Flexzilla Garden Hose Review -Final Conclusion

I would recommend the Flexzilla to anyone who needs to use a hose for any reason. As the hose range goes from 3 feet all the way up to 100 feet in length it caters for pretty much any size garden and the flexibility and anti kink design allow for easy movement across even the most maze like garden.

It will out last any other hose on the market and do so while performing at a much high quality. It is one of the best garden hoses on the market today.

Blog post from WonderlandGardens.org

Flexzilla® Power Incorporated into new Cordless Grease Gun – #L1388LFZ

MARION, Iowa — Legacy™ Manufacturing Company is bringing together more than 30 years of grease gun experience and their easily recognizable ZillaGreen™ hose to introduce the Flexzilla® 20 Volt Cordless Grease Gun Kit.

This new tool features a 42-inch Flexzilla grease hose with a non-kink bend restrictor and 4-jaw coupler. Because it’s made with a hybrid material, the hose stays flexible in temperatures from subzero to 140°F. “Flexzilla has set the standard for high-quality air and water hoses,” said Matt Weems, V.P. Legacy Manufacturing. “Our new grease gun and hose continues that product experience Flexzilla is known for.”

Legacy Manufacturing director of product development, Marco Laubach, explained that Flexzilla grease guns also have a patented Rapid Reload™ feature that makes it faster and easier to switch grease cartridges. “Users simply press a button to release the cartridge and slide it out to reload,” said Laubach. “The barrel’s threadless design and guided channel let operators load grease cartridges quickly and easily, with no crossed threads and less mess.”

“Our engineers thought of everything when they developed this cordless grease gun kit,” continued Weems. “From the ease of loading cartridges, to the way all the accessories fit in the carrying case, this grease gun is built to get work done.”

Non-slip pads on the base and sides of the tool allow secure operation at any orientation. Plus, the Flexzilla Cordless Grease Gun has a hose dock built into both sides so it can be operated with either hand. A built-in LED work light illuminates grease zerks in dark areas.

The kit includes two heavy-duty 20 Volt MAX lithium-ion batteries and a 1-hour quick charger. A unique battery-park feature prevents accidental discharge of grease in transit and saves battery life.

Flexzilla products are made and distributed by Legacy Manufacturing Company, an international business located in Marion, Iowa that specializes in durable and innovative products for automotive, industrial and home markets. Their products include Flexzilla air and water hoses, extension cords, work and garden gloves, air tools and lube equipment, SmartFlex™ air and garden hoses, Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and ColorConnex®, an easy color matching system of couplers and plugs. Legacy Manufacturing is a division of Weems Industries, founded in 1990. For more information, visit legacymfg.com or flexzilla.com.

Air Tool Line Expands with New Flexzilla® Pro Mini Impact Wrench – #AT8505FZ

MARION, Iowa — New professional air tools in the distinctive ZillaGreen™ color will soon be available through automotive wholesale suppliers. Legacy™ Manufacturing Company, known for their line of Flexzilla® Air and Water Hoses, is introducing the Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench with a half-inch drive. It will be available as a stand-alone tool and as part of a complete kit.

“This compact wrench, with a body length of 4.4 inches, a weight of 2.5 pounds and breakaway torque up to 800 foot-pounds, has one of the best size to power ratios in the industry,” said Matt Weems, V.P. Legacy Manufacturing. “It will allow professional mechanics to reach areas that full-size impact wrenches just don’t fit and remove even the tightest, rusted nuts.”

The Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench is rated at 550 ft-lbs. of working torque and 800 ft-lbs. of nut-busting torque.

It features an ergonomic grip with a patented forward/reverse toggle switch and torque selector that provides easy one-hand operation. A variable speed trigger and three torque settings give mechanics precise control for different applications. The handle exhaust directs air away from the user and the built-in swivel allows the hose to rotate freely.

The professional kit includes a 50-foot Flexzilla Pro Air Hose with field-repairable ends, along with Flexzilla Pro High Flow Fittings and Ball Swivel that deliver twice the airflow as compared to standard interchanges.

“The Flexzilla Pro Mini Impact Wrench is the first in a new line of tools coming from Legacy Manufacturing,” said Weems. “We are excited to bring Flexzilla quality and innovation to professional automotive and industrial customers.”

Flexzilla products are made and distributed by Legacy Manufacturing Company, an international business located in Marion, Iowa that specializes in durable and innovative products for automotive, industrial and home markets. Their products include Flexzilla air and water hoses, extension cords, work and garden gloves, air tools and lube equipment, SmartFlex™ air and garden hoses, Lock-n-Load™ grease guns and ColorConnex®, an easy color matching system of couplers and plugs. Legacy Manufacturing is a division of Weems Industries, founded in 1990. For more information, visit legacymfg.com or flexzilla.com.

Flexzilla® SwivelGrip™ Garden Hose Ranked as One of the Best Garden Hoses of 2017

MARION, Iowa — The Flexzilla SwivelGrip Garden Hose was recently named one of the top products in Ezvid Wiki’s list of the ten best garden hoses for 2017. The full review can be viewed at wiki.ezvid.com/best-garden-hoses.

The sites reviewers said, “The impressive Legacy Flexzilla extends up to 50 feet in overall length and is further equipped with SwivelGrip male and female connectors, allowing it to be attached from either end without twisting.”

Flexzilla hose is made with the original Premium Hybrid Polymer that doesn’t kink and stays flexible in all weather conditions. The patent pending SwivelGrip fittings make it easier to connect the hose to spigots or attachments. The swivel action works on both ends, so sprinklers lie flat and moving the hose is more efficient. This all-purpose hose is ideal for a wide variety of applications and is drinking water safe.

Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki claims to have traffic among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. Its YouTube channel has over 175,000 subscribers, providing information that individuals have used to make purchase decisions for more than $85 million worth of products and services.

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See how Flexzilla stacks up among the Best Garden Hoses of 2017 >>

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